Pastors David and Miriam Soda
A Step of Faith
God has declared in His word according to Jeremiah 29:11 that He knows the plans that He has for us. Pastors David and Miriam thought they knew their plans and the path they would follow but they soon discovered it was not so but God alone knew what would give them a future and a hope. It was in 2001 that they packed their entire lives they had lived in Zimbabwe in a suitcase and headed for Arizona USA to make USA their second home.
A step of faith indeed has characterized their life here in the USA. They came on their own agenda but the steps of a righteous man are ordered by God. The Lord has sent them here for his work. When F.I.F USA was born in 2002 they were eyewitnesses of this great miracle and soon realized that God had sent them to America for His work. They were ordained Pastors in 2005.
In 2007 they felt the call of God to do His work in California. Again a step of faith they packed their 5 bedroom house and unpacked it into a 2 bedroom apartment in California, with the blessing of the man of God Archbishop Dr. E.H. Guti. They came to pastor the church in California. They have experienced many challenges in ministry, but through the grace of God they have soldiered on. They say, “Man did not call us to California but God called us.”
Pastor David and Miriam are anointed to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ with signs and wonders following. They are gifted in giving, healing, and marriage counseling. They are passionate about youth ministry and as Pastor Miriam says, "Miss the Mess!" Jesus came that we may have life in the fullness (John 10 vs. 10) that is what drives our Pastors as they teach and equip the church to experience this abundance with the knowledge of the power of the Word of God. Pastor David and Miriam have been married for 18 great years and are growing stronger.
They have 3 children, Nyasha (19), Shumirai (15), and David Jr. (12) who serve the Lord together with their parents.